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‘Lymphomatosis cerebri’ (LC) is a term indicating a diffusely infiltrating form of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) without evidence of a mass lesion. Not infrequently, diagnostic confusion is caused by its presentation on cranial magnetic resonance images (MRI), which is characterized by diffuse leukoencephalopathy without contrast(More)
Streptomyces kasugaensis M338-M1 produces the aminoglycoside antibiotic kasugamycin (KSM). We previously cloned, sequenced and characterized the KSM acetyltransferase, transporter, and some of the biosynthetic genes from this strain. To identify other potential genes in a chromosome walk experiment, a 6.8-kb EcoRI-PstI region immediately downstream from the(More)
Iron regulatory protein-1 (IRP-1) is known as a cytosolic aconitase and a central regulator of iron (Fe) homeostasis. IRP-1 regulates the expression of Fe metabolism-related proteins by interacting with the Fe-responsive element (IRE) in the untranslated regions of mRNAs of these proteins. However, it is less known whether IRP-1 modulates various non-Fe(More)
Unrepaired cyclobutane-type pyrimidine dimers of DNA extracted from human skin tumours were examined by an immunoblotting method using polyclonal antibodies raised against UV-irradiated calf thymus DNA. A total of 40 DNA samples extracted from seven SCC lesions, two AK lesions, two lymphomas, one basal cell epithelioma, one eccrine poroma, one neurofibroma(More)
We previously reported that a 4.2 kb SacI-EcoRI DNA region from Streptomyces kasugaensis M338-M1, a kasugamycin (KSM) producer, included KSM transporter genes (kasKLM). As an extension of that study, a 3.7 kb Psti-SacI DNA region, located at 1.5 approximately 5.2 kb upstream of kasK, was cloned and sequenced, revealing three complete open reading frames,(More)
Destruxin E (DE), a cyclodepsipeptide isolated from fermentation broths of Metarhizium sp. MA324, inhibited the growth of v-Ki-ras-expressed pMAM-ras-REF (rasREF) cells in the suspension (anchorage-independent) culture (a) more strongly than that in the substratum-attached (anchorage-dependent) culture (b) or that of v-Ki-ras-unexpressed pMAM-ras-REF (REF)(More)
Although many studies have been reported on the repair of ultraviolet light (UV)-induced cyclobutane-type pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) in DNA, the effects of aging on the removal of UV-induced CPDs from the human skin epidermis in vivo remains uncertain. Therefore, we employed immunoblotting and immunohistochemical methods using monoclonal antibodies (TDM-2) to(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) shows global gene expression alterations that confer cellular characteristics and unfavorable prognosis. However, molecular mechanisms of the sustained expression changes are largely unknown, because there is no study addressing the relationship between landscapes of the gene expression and epigenetic modifications.(More)